Dawson-Boyd 56, Canby 22
A 52-yard touchdown reception and a 56-yard touchdown run by Wyatt Kraus gave the Canby Lancers a surprising 13-0 lead over third-ranked Dawson-Boyd by the end of the first quarter. But the Canby defense was unable to hold back the explosive Blackjacks any longer, as Dawson-Boyd used big play after big play over the final three quarters to grab a 56-22 win in Tuesday's Little Sioux Conference game in Dawson.
Six of Dawson-Boyd's touchdowns came on plays of 30 yards or more. The Blackjacks started their scoring in the first quarter when Kyler Collins found the end zone on a 36-yard pass from Joey Lee, who finished the night 7-for-17 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
After Canby answered with a touchdown of its own on a 13-yard run by quarterback Michael Sisk, Dawson-Boyd got another big play when Michael Anyasike returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.
Anyasike's score started a string of five straight touchdowns by the Blackjacks, which included a 55-yard run by Justin Lee and a 55-yard touchdown reception by Michael Lee. Michael Lee ended the night with four catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and Justin Lee had 13 carries for 96 yards and two scores.
Kraus had a strong performance in the losing effort, carrying the ball 28 times for 167 yards, and catching two passes for 49 yards.
The Blackjacks finish the regular season with a 7-1 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Little Sioux Conference, while Canby finishes at 5-3 overall and 5-2 in conference action.
Canby13 7 0 2-22
Dawson-Boyd0 20 15 21-56
C-Wyatt Kraus 52 pass from Michael Sisk (kick fail)
C-Kraus 56 run (kick good)
DB-Kyler Collins 36 pass from Joey Lee (Easton Popma kick)
C-Sisk 13 run (kick good)
DB-Michael Anyasike 89 kick return (Popma kick)
DB-Justin Lee 9 run (kick fail)
DB-Michael Lee 19 pass from Joey Lee (Popma kick)
DB-Justin Lee 55 run (Lee pass from Huot)
DB-M. Lee 55 pass from Joey Lee (Popma kick)
DB-Dalton Palmer 65 run (Popma kick)
DB-Kieth Abraham 32 fumble return (Popma kick)
Rushing: C-Wyatt Kraus 28-167; DB-Justin Lee 13-96, Dalton Palmer 3-71, Keith Abraham 1-32, Joey Lee 2-23.
Passing (comp-att-yards): C-Michael Sisk 7-16-138-0; DB-Joey Lee 7-17-195-0.
Receiving: C-Kraus 2-49, Michael Slaba 3-54, Kristian Leppke 2-35; DB-Kyler Collins 1-36, Michael Lee 4-103, Nathaniel Huot 2-56.
RTR 3, Edgerton 0
In a preview of their first-round Section 3A-South tournament match, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights swept Edgerton 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 Tuesday night in Edgerton to conclude their regular season.
The two teams will meet again on Monday in Tyler. The Knights are the No. 5 seed in the tournament, while Edgerton is the No. 12 seed.
Leslie Willert was 12 of 13 serving with three aces for RTR in the win. She also had four kills to tie Janel Wichern for the team lead. Wichern also tallied 11 digs, which led the team.
The Knights finished the regular season with a 16-12 overall record.
RTR25 25 25
Edgerton16 16 17
RTR INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Destinee Strand 15-15-1, Leslie Willert 12-13-3.
Kills: Janel Wichern 4, Willert 4.
Digs: Wichern 11, Courtney Mensen 7.
Set Assists: Strand 2, Allison Pochardt 2.
Blocks: Pochardt, Amanda Petersen.
ACGC 3, YME?1
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City earned a hard-fought four-set win over Yellow Medicine East Tuesday night in the regular season finale for both teams. ACGC won the West Central Conference match 25-23, 25-22, 24-26, 26-24.
Alexis Peters had a strong serving night for the Sting in the loss, going 23 of 24 with six aces. She also had 13 set assists for the match.
Chyanne Sand led the Sting at the net on Tuesday, tallying team-highs in kills (12) and ace blocks (5).
Nena McCalla and Maddie Hagert each put in solid defensive efforts for YME, with McCalla finishing with 24 digs and Hagert tallying 17.
YME ends the regular season with a 3-21 mark overall and a 2-11 conference record.
ACGC25 25 24 26
YME23 22 26 24
YME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Maddie Hagert 17-19-2, Alexis Peters 23-24-6, Kalli Knudson 11-14-3, Chyanne Sand 13-14-2.
Kills: Sand 12, Brooke Blue 9, Allie Zieske 5, Makayla Dyrdahl 5, Danie Roden 5.
Digs: Nena McCalla 24, Hagert 16, Roden 10, Knudson 10.
Set Assists: Peters 13, Knudson 11.
Blocks: Sand 5.